Thomas Hardy’s novel, Jude The Obscure is a critical view of 19th century Britain through the narrative of Jude Fawley. The novel is about ambition and how the heart-wrenching injustice of the world crushes ambitions and how people get caught in the cycle of obligation. The novel received unabashed criticism when it was published because it challenged everything the society held dear. Check out these Jude The Obscure Quotes below as to why this book was so groundbreaking.
Best Quotes from Jude the Obscure
At some point, all of us have felt that we were too ambitious in comparison to the place we were in and have dreamt of living somewhere better.
Our hopes are often based on illogical sentiments that do not make sense, even to us, intellectually.
Difficult circumstances can make us lose our principles and only leave us with the very basic of morals.
If we very much desire to give in to something, there is little point in trying to stop ourselves.
We may think of life as being something that is coherent or something that makes sense but sometimes, it does not make any sense at all.
When we fall in love from afar, we tend to idealize the person without knowing much about them at all.
Human beings tend to rebel whether it is towards something that is mandated or something that is forbidden.
When the realization that half of our life has passed us by, suddenly hits us, we feel frightened and lost.
Society expects us to behave according to their ideas but, who we really are is sometimes completely different than its notions.